NASA satellite photographs dark side of the Moon

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We’ve all wondered what’s on the dark side of the moon. Aliens? A secret government moon base? Well, no, it’s the other side of the moon quite simply. Nothing more, nothing less.

Recent photos of the dark side of the moon have been sent down to Earth after a NASA satellite, which was orbiting one million miles away from Earth, took some very unique photos using the onboard four-megapixel camera.

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The never before seen images, taking by the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite, were taken on 16 July are first of many photos that the camera will be taking. It will begin regular observations of the Earth, and the Moon, and will allow scientists to study different variations across the globe.

Adam Szabo, DSCOVR project scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, said:

It is surprising how much brighter Earth is than the Moon. Our planet is a truly brilliant object in dark space compared to the lunar surface.

Source: Sky